Noble and Tomkins praise West Ham goalscorer Elliot Lee

Upton Park

The young forward, who has been at the Hammers since he was 8-years-old, scored the winner against Lusitans.

West Ham United's Elliot Lee was delighted to get off the mark for his club during the away trip to Lusitans on Thursday night, and he had plenty of congratulations from some of the more senior players at the Boleyn Ground, who had been watching the match from afar.

Captain for the night James Tomkins, Hammers favourite Mark Noble, as well as former player Jack Collinson all took to Twitter to lavish praise on the 20-year-old, who will be delighted to have caught Slvan Bilic's eye over the 90 minutes.

The attacker, son of former England international and Hammers star Rob Lee, made it clear that he wasn't just another random youngster by getting on the scoresheet in the Europa League tie to ensure a 1-0 victory in Andorra, and a 4-0 win on aggregate.

It was just his fifth game for West Ham, and followed an impressive spell on loan at Luton last season.

Interestingly, he has done something his father never managed during his time at Upton Park by scoring a goal for the Hammers. Rob Lee scored plenty of goals during his career, 119 to be precise for club and country, but he failed to net for West Ham when he arrived towards the end of his career.

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